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The Bent Metal Split Tail Hunter Snowboard Binding is the new benchmark for split-specific snowboard bindings. Bent Metal worked with the folks at Karakorum to develop a high-end, game-changing binding that get you from arrival at the ridge to shredding untouched pow in less than two minutes. Yup, that includes removing skins, collapsing poles, and packing gear; changing over the binding from touring to riding mode takes mere seconds. It's so rad, it's the recipient of Snowboard Magazine's Platinum Pick for Excellency In Design award.

  • Open-chassis design allows the binding to twist with the board instead of prohibiting board flex while wide contact points provide a stable platform for the rider and drive response into the board
  • CNC machined parts are pared down as much as necessary to reduce weight
  • Riding mode interface uses five attachment points to create a super-secure hold
  • Tour-mode interface makes a simple transition thanks to the light-yet-robust CNC'd quick-release lever
  • Dual-height riser base comes with a 70mm climbing wire, with 55mm option available
  • Heel lock-down of touring base allows for simplified side-stepping, skating, and traversing
  • Lightweight highback is heavily cored out to shave weight while not compromising strength or lateral flex
  • Full-length EVA padding on highback cushions from your heel to your calf
  • Canted footbed covers the disk with a subtle angle that alleviates pressure on your knees caused from ducked out stances
  • Low-profile baseplate keeps you lower to the board to sense your board and the conditions underneath you without compromising strength, support, or dampening
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum heel loop provides bomber strength and ultralight performance
  • Asymmetric ankle strap ramps up the lateral support for providing power into your turns while the opposite end is designed to encourage natural movement for effortless pressing; dense EVA padding and inverse seam construction work together to reduce pressure
  • Toe Gap rollover toe strap lets you choose to run it over the top or around the front of your boot and features a cored out mid-section to eliminate material and provide a snug wrap
  • Mid-stiff flex (favoring the stiff side) enables the Split Tail Hunter with mind-reading response required for freeriding on steep and unpredictable terrain
  • No loose parts or pins ensure that you won't be hunting for lost pins or screws in the snow
  • Each binding weighs roughly 30 ounces and doesn't require loose or removable parts
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Impressed so far.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just got these recently and have only used them a couple sidecountry days so far, but they seem like a good choice. The Bent metal high backs are the right flex for me, and the straps are super comfy. The Karakoram interface is a pretty slick design. They ride well, and combined with the karakoram clips, my split is surprisingly solid.

I will say in the cold conditions I was in, some ice built up while traversing on the metal plates, and despite the claims that you don't have to, i did have to scrape them off before transitioning to boarding mode, though it was pretty quick. Also, on one of the bindings, the lever / pins were pretty stiff out of the box, so expect some break in time.

Impressed so far.

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